Founders of The Magnet School are individuals who have found learning through research, spirituality, self-awareness and by creating unique opportunities for learning beyond the structural, curricular, conceptual, and physical confines of conventional schooling.
Jiddu Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual’s search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality.
Education was always one of Krishnamurti’s chief concerns. He felt that if only the young and the old could be awakened to their conditioning – of nationality, religion, prejudices, fears, and desires – they might bring to their lives a totally different quality with a much deeper understanding of the forces that give rise to conflict.
Sunil Mayreddy is an educator with expertise and phenomenological foundations in experiential learning and the progressive movement. Sunil Mayreddy is the founder of Walden’s Path Kinder and The Magnet School.
Sunil’s passion for improving Science education has led him to envision Science Garage (under development), a tinker lab for children of all ages.
Sunil has spent the last 25 years in exploring various approaches to learning and the philosophy behind engaging children as individuals in life processes. Sunil’s search for effective approaches in learning and creation of learning environments led him to engage with several master’s across India. With such enriched experiences and wealth of wisdom accumulated over the years, Sunil has engaged himself in understanding Physics, Psychology and Philosophy and the interconnections between them.
Our vision is to create learning environments that nurture all the various aspects of a child’s life and helps them identify personal agency in the continuum of life and work through self-awareness, holistic learning, and innovation.
Our mission at The Magnet School is aligned with our vision and contributes to active and participatory global citizenship throughout our educational institutions and initiatives.
Courage: The courage to innovate, to overcome obstacles …to stand for what is right.
Self-confidence: The self-confidence to take calculated risks and reinvent.
Respect: Respect for one’s own self and respect for others.
Integrity: Honesty and Integrity in all spheres of life, work, and play.
Leadership: Ability to lead even in the darkest of the hours.
Service: Service for the communities we live in and the country.
Excellence: Excellence as a pursuit of life.
The Magnet School is managed by Walden Education Foundation, a Section 8 Non-profit Organization.